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. today, mitt romney starts in wisconsin and both the president and romney both make appearances in the state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. now, he's trying to make up for the lull in campaigning because of the super storm. the president was back on the campaign trail yesterday making appearances in wisconsin, nevada and boulder, colorado. he also got endorsements from the mayor of new york city, who says he's doing it because the president, president obama, has done a lot on global warming. the president is slamming mitt romney, charging he would be a rubber stamp for the right wing. romney is ridiculing the president for wanting to create a new cabinet position, a secretary of business. >> i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be a president who actually understands job creation. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power ba
said he was disappointed in what he said were numerous policy reversals by governor mitt romney. both campaigns are visiting the battleground state of virginia through the weekend. >>> okay, 6:49. time to answer if question of day. -- the question of the day. here's the question one more time -- >> here's a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. kim thinks the answer is -- >> but again, you have to remember the percentage. it's only 45%. i would argue that personalitiage is probably higher and that the answer is indeed c., sneezing. 45 president of us get in an accident -- 45% of us get in an accident because we were sneezing. >> who knew? >> when you needs you have to close your eyes. >>> we've got some daily deals for you lined up. we've been combing through the day's daily deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. these are all from offers.com. a way to get to the polls. the first deal is from zip cards offering 50% off all of its cars tuesday between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. >>> jet blue is offering free flight out of th
romney has been trying to make. >> all right. so it sounds like they are looking to both sides for the argument there. john, ali, good to see you both. wheat get back to you in a bit. he is furious because the island residents were not told until it was too late about how to get emergency food, shelters, and schools. trucks full of supplies and fema disaster teams are now on the ground in staten island. many people there say that is all that they have got. our brian todd is hearing stories today. watching help arrive. all he's folks. brian, first of all, tell us about the supplies, about the crews and the complaints here. it seems like this is a very difficult situation for folks. >> it is very difficult, suzanne. still very difficult. yesterday when we came here, this place was like a war zone. it looked like a shelled out just bombed out neighborhood. scenes like this behind me are all over the place, and make no mistake, it is still a very devastated scene. you do get a sense that all this morning that this neighborhood is coming back to life. people all over the streets. yo
. president obama and mitt romney are campaigning across several key states this weekend. both candidates will be in colorado, ohio, iowa, and virginia, while romney will also be making a stop in pennsylvania and new hampshire. and it is taking some voters up to four hours to cast their ballots in florida. one of the election's most crucial swing states. remember, early voting in florida started a week later than it did in 2008 because of a new state law. the republican state legislature reduced the number of early voting days from 14 down to 8. there are just three days left until election day and the presidential race is pretty darn tight. the candidates are making a final push through the swing states, looking for any advantage along the way. joining me now to talk about the president's final flurry is the national communications director for the obama campaign. brent, good morning. thanks for being here with us. tell me, what is the strategy for these last three days? >> look, for this last push, it's pretty simple. we want to be as many places as we can, as many times as we can befor
on to the campaign trail, joining mitt romney as both focus on the finish, which is kind of -- coming up kind of fast. president obama during the doors the coast delivered a message to those devastated by superstorm sandy. >> we will be here for you. we will follow-up to make sure you get all the help you need. >> his message to the will shift away from the path of destruction santa left behind to the path of 270 electoral votes as he heads to four states including wisconsin and colorado. and florida, mitt romney backed off as he acknowledged those struggling in the aftermath of the storm. >> keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it is a big part of what america is. >> both candidates will refocus. >> memories are short. by the weekend, we will be focusing on the candidates. >> so far, it has been up to the surrogates to do the slamming. jeb bush had some choice words about president obama. >> his entire strategy is to blame others, starting with my brother, of course. >> joe biden return the favor with a swipe at romney in the sunshine state. >> his plans are not sketchy, they are etch a sketchy.
, the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. it is 7%. late yesterday, i visited both the romney and obama campaign headquarters in columbus. when i asked people why they're giving their time and what people they're talking to are telling them, the economy is still the central issue in this campaign. >> i think the economy is not doing well and i think romney is the guy that can turn it around, gets back on track, get things going again for starters and i'm worried about the budgets, the deficits. all my kids are in their 30s and we need the bubbling economy to move them along. >> a lot of people are hurting right now. but the president's ideology is what we need. >> i would say that the stimulus package was a really big success and i thought that, you know, i want government to play a role in our lives and i have a feeling that romney doesn't think that it should. >> let's met bring in jonathan althar. welcome to my home state. let's talk about the economy and we put it in the context of the latest poll. jonathan, is this an economy election in ohio? >> it always is. this is the
, only days to go until the election. and both president obama and governor romney are criscrossing battleground states in the run up to next tuesday. the president picked up an endorsement from michael bloomberg. today on the campaign trail romney starts in wisconsin. then both the president and romney make appearances in the all important toss up state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. >>> also in our top stories this hour, the nationwide man hunt for a virginia man wanted for three pipe bomb attacks in staff ford county has ended in montana. lawrence stewart was captured yesterday following a brief pursuit with police. officers had to use spike strips to deflaet his tires. during the chase he threw a pipe bomb at the officers. he will be extradited back to virginia to face numerous charges. >> the district officer accused of shooting an unarmed suspect in the back will return to court today for a bond hearing. that suspect is now paralyzeed from the waist down. he was pulled over on september 6th on suspicion of driving a stolen motorcycle. he was cuffed
in the way. the october jobs report will be released in three and a half hours. both the obama and romney campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the unemployment rate when the president took office. last month, he's back to where he started. february, 2009, that's the stimulus. then the unemployment rate rise up to 10% in october, 2009 as the stimulus money was being deployed. stubbornly high unemployment. then drifting lower much of this year. we can look at job creation and you can see how jobs have been added now since the end of 2010 consistently, but not robustly
. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. tomorrow both president obama and governor romney will be in or around columbus, ohio. a testament to how important the state is. he is here in virginia was built on a site of the old meadow farms where the great secretariat was born. i will help you make your own analogis. whoever wins the commonwealth will win it by a nose. the governor pressing hard on economy today. "fox news poll" showing him with a nine point ad vage over the president. with mr. obama on the campaign trail governor romney is sharpening the contrast with the president who is best to bring back prosperity for the nation. >> do you want the four more years like the last four years? >> no!. >> you want four more years where 23 million americans are struggling to have a good job? >> no!. >> you want four more years where earnings are going down every year? >> no!. >> you want four more years of trillion dollar deficits in washington? >> no!. >> reporter: governor romney drawing the sharp contrasts with government. do you want bigger government with stifling regulati
romney, the margin of error is 3 percentage points. the lines are burning up. i visited both campaigns. it is sort of a symphony of noise. dayton, ohio, these volunteers are trying to reach everyone they can as the clock ticks towards election day. >> do you ever get distracted by all the people around you calling? >> no, we don't. we talk all the time. and everybody is talking. right now they have all stopped. but no, we talk at the same time and get the same message out to whomever we're talking. >> reporter: chris cameron and her husband, bill butler, traveled a long way to help the president. >> reporter: why is it so important? >> well, we're from california, but came to ohio, california is kind of a safe state. we wanted to be where the action was, and it is very important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: she is the lead veteran here. >> how long have you been doing this? >> oh, about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you have been volunteering for democrats? >> yes, if they don't have rides we're standing, ready to pick them up to carry them and put them right on
mitt romney among likely voters but when you look at the people who are both likely to vote and follow politics, that lead shrinks to only two. both sides acknowledge that getting out the vote is crucial and a huge part of doing that is finding the volunteers willing to keep calling and knocking until the election. >> is this your life now until a week from tomorrow? >> we're going to keep going up until the very end, keep making calls and doing doors until the polls close. >> you're out there. i'm going to be out there more. >> ted rowlands joins us now from racine, wisconsin. how is the race looking there? >> reporter: we mentioned a poll by marquette university that had the president up eight points, a cnn poll released after that has the lead a little bit more narrow, within the margin of error. both sides agree that this is a -- an election that could go either way. the state of wisconsin could go either way and the difference will be who can get their base out to vote. >> well, they both are certainly trying hard to do that. ted rowlands thank you very much. >> reporter: you bet.
, the romney team starts a campaign splits they call the romney-ryan real recovery road rally. both campaigns still battling for the under voters that are generally favoring romney but the numbers have tightened. with the economy playing such a large role in this election, this question may be crucial. do you approve of the president's handling of the economy? 52% say they disapprove. that with new unemployment numbers due out tomorrow. >>> in washington, doug luzader, fox news. ox new s. >>> and we are staying on top of the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week, republican candidate george allen joined us for an extended interview. >> today, it is democrat tim kaine's turn. he will join us live in studio at 7:30 this morning. >>> coming up after of the break, the redskins host the carolina panthers on sunday. dave ross breaks it down in the morning line. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a gro
a last minute play for pennsylvania. this weekend both mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning in that state. ryan is in harrisburg, pennsylvania, today and tomorrow. romney heading to bucks county. and cnn political editor paul stein houser is live from harrisburg right now. the polls show that romney is narrowing the gap with obama in that state. can he realistically hope to take the state this late in the game? >> reporter: no doubt about it. 90 minutes from me at the airport you'll have paul ryan, the republican running mate holding a rally. yeah, tomorrow mitt romney is going to be in suburban philadelphia. that's the swing part of the state, the part of the state that really determines who wins pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. the obama campaign is not taking this sitting down. jill biden is coming to pennsylvania to campaign today. and one of the big guns on the obama side, the former president clinton will be campaigning here in pennsylvania on monday. fred, i got here last night. i turned on the tv watching the local news. a lot of campaign ads. you know what? in the
. >> both democrats and republicans don't like it. and in my opinion, if mitt romney were to win the popular vote and barack obama were to win the electoral college vote, i don't think the electoral college would be disbanded. it would blow up in a fiery ball because both parties would have been lost out with the electoral college in the course of 12 years. >> what will they do? >> well, there would have to be a constitutional amendment. there's a plan to do an end run around the constitution something called the national popular vote plan and i don't want to take too long to explain i want but it's a way for states, interstate compact and a bunch of states have agreed to it saying that they will cast their electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how their state votes if enough states agree to this to equal the number of 270. i know it's confusing. if you have a dvr rewind it. it makes sense. >> the bottom line is how can you win the popular vote and still not be president of the united states? >> we're the only democracy on earth that uses this system and d
, to offer housing, medical and property assistance after both natural and man-made disasters. mitt romney suddenly yearned for that very thing after refusing to answer whether he favors doing away with fema 14 times, his campaign spun this answer. quote, i believe that fema plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. as president, i will make sure that the fema has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission. that's different from what he said during a debate. >> some people say do it on a case by case basis but some people say maybe we're learning the lesson here, that states should take on more of that role. >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion and take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> in the wake of sandy, it seems those against fema's future may be having a change of heart. what do you think? is fema necessary? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your re
between comforting and campaigning. on wednesday both president obama and governor mitt romney urged the country to try and come together. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> we also have full hearts because we know our fellow americans in some parts of our country are struggling through tough times with the hurricane that hit the atlantic coast. when there are challenges we come together and help one another and that help is needed now. >> both men head back out on the campaign trail today. the campaign trail. a poll shows mr. obama leading. mr. obama leading romney among aceely voters. in september that poll found the and new je critics tied. new jersey's governor is facing christi criticism from other hepublicans. theydnesday we saw christie join the president on his helicopter. stor aboen to what he said about i
of this really is a very delicate act right now on both the part of the president and mitt romney? >> you know, it's very delicate, yes, but, you know, the president has to do his job. what he is doing is doing his job, which is he is going to devastated areas which one would expect, the commander in chief to do. he is deploying resources. if he didn't show up there, people would be saying where is the president? i think, a, he has a job so do and he is doing it. it is a little more difficult, of course, for mitt romney. mitt romney doesn't have a job to do. he is not the president. that's his job. he has to walk a fine line and saying, look, we have to think of you people along the eastern seaboard, and then take a turn and take a turn to politics and campaigning as the president will do when he gets back on the campaign trail tomorrow, but in the meantime, he has to be president of the united states. you mention the president will be campaigning again and have stops in wisconsin and vegas. all very key to winning the election. you have romney in florida today in tampa just the last hour. tel
about 90 mosts. both the obama campaign and the romney campaign hope the numbers will boost those economic arguments they've been making through this campaign and right into the final days of the race. we have complete coverage of what to expect this morning. let's begin with christine. she's got a look at what we could see. >> could see an unemployment rate that kicks up to about 7.9%. that's the forecast of economists surveyed by cnn money, soledad. 125,000 jobs added overall. for net new job creation. the important thing here is the trend. and it is the trend that has been so important to american families. american workers. and the two political campaigns, quite frankly. the president took office with unemployment rate at 7.8%, soledad. and then embarked on a massive stimulus plan and unemployment rate kept rising to 10%. but then started to come down. started to come down and is now back at 7.8%. and we got that number, of course, last month. and that was a big surprise overall. you look at the job creation. this is something that the obama administration talks about a lot. t
'sthe supsuperstorm damage, but joe biden was still campaign, as was mitt romney. >> six days to go before election day. both campaigns are ramping back up and predicting victory, but acknowledge sandy has had an impact on their race. >> mitt romney return to the campaign trail in battleground florida. >> we're going through trauma and a major part of the country. >> striking a softer tone in light of sandy, the gop nominee renewed his closing argument. take my view is i believe this is a time for america to take a different course. >> in his native wisconsin, paul ryan also tried to make a compelling case. to go let's wake up wednesday morning knowing we did everything we possibly could, because as we all know, wisconsin is one of the critical battleground states. appreciate it. to go his surrogates picked up this last from bill clinton. take a mitt romney strategy is to blame him for everything under the sun. take of the facts are mitt romney will say anything, anything to win. in the final days, the ground game is about expanding the map. it to go there is testing going on with other states that
an impact on both president obama and mitt romney's campaigns. i want to welcome ken rogoff to our panel, harvard university professor of economics and public policy. we'll begin, sir, though, with christine romans. let's talk about how they crunch these numbers. >> the jobs report is actually two sprit surveys, unemployment rate comes from a survey of 60,000 households. the job creation number comes from a survey of 141,000 businesses. to get the unemployment rate, 200 census workers interview 60,000 households in person and over the phone. everyone over the age of 16 is classified as employed, unemp y unemployed or not in the labor force. from that then the government extrapolates the unemployment rate. job creation number comes from another sample, sample of 141,000 businesses. they tell the government how many workers they have on their payroll. like the household survey, the sample is meant to include the whole u.s., including offices, stores. both surveys look the a particular week or pay period usually around the 12th day of the month. this month it was the week of october 7th to
act. travel both president today is new jersey governor chris christie, one of romneys staunchest supporters and there he was traveling with the president. >> i think this is our sixth conversation since the weekend and it has been a great working relationship. >> reporter: as president obama picks up points for his response to the storm, the romney campaign is attempting to expand the battleground, buying ads in michigan, minnesota and pennsylvania. >> we are on offense. >> the president's top advisors calling it foementum saying if romney were really competing in pennsylvania he would be in pennsylvania instead of florida. we asked san jose state political scientist melinda jackson to sort it out. >> i tend to trust the data and the polls are showing that obama seems to be gaining in the last few days down to the election. >> reporter: jackson says the romney campaign has money to spend and they hope to use it to create a storyline that will swing late deciders. >> if they can create an impression that their candidate does have momentum at the end of the race they are hoping tha
. >>> superstorm sandy disrupted a campaign for both the president and mitt romney, and the election just five days away. candidates are shifting back now to campaign mode. president obama, he held a rally in green bay, wisconsin. that was just a short time ago. now he is headed to vegas and on to denver. mitt romney, he is at railly with supporters in roanoke, virginia, and he has two other stops in that battleground state today. both the president and romney express concern for those now struggling from that storm, but they also renewed their attacks. take a listen. >> a lot of people lost their lives. a lot of families in the devastated, a lot of homes have been lost and property lost and our hearts go out to the people who are suffering. i know that the boem folks are chanting four more years, four more years, but our chant is this. five more days. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy and a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together. we
two other stops in that battleground state today. both the president and romney express concern for those now struggling from that storm, but they also renewed their attacks. take a listen. >> a lot of people lost their lives. a lot of families in the devastated, a lot of homes have been lost and property lost and our hearts go out to the people who are suffering. i know that the boem folks are chanting four more years, four more years, but our chant is this. five more days. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy and a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together. we rise or fall in one nation. governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we've been cleaning up the last four years. >> candy crowley, host of cnn's "safety union." we've been watching this. five more days. we're counting them down. it's the president's f
both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> welcome back to our coverage of the superstorm sandy. we've been covering ocean city quite a bit. and really the storm packed a powerful punch. >> and continuous rain and high winds causing flooded roads and tree damage. fox 5's lauren demarco is live there now with a look at sandy's impact on that area. good morning to you once again, lauren. >> reporter: good morning. we continue to feel the impact with the heavy weekends and a little bit of sand in my eyes this morning. it feels like the rain has let up. very, very light, barely a drizzle but it is still very windy and cool. the ocean still raging but the waves not anywhere near as high as we saw during the height of the storm yesterday. so that is some
candidates think are important, both mitt romney and paul ryan going to pennsylvania. that state. does that mean you're in trouble there in pennsylvania? >> no. i think it means the romney/ryan campaign is desperate to try to figure out how to win this race outside of the states that they've been contesting for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in pennsylvania in a desperate attempt to do this as well. >> the president he is making three stops in wisconsin, though. that is a state, however, that in maps that the president's campaign manager has shown us months ago was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in these final days? >> what the president wants to do in these last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people in wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward and moving this economy forward. >> that's a safe state, why is the president spending his vital time
there are differences between romney and obama in terms of their policies, i do think both of them, you know, are subject to, as i mentioned, superpac to the best government that money can buy. going forward we should examine something different from the standpoint of policies and standpoint of government that allows u.s. voters a significant choice. >> i want to talk about this really interesting op-ed you wrote for the "washington post." you compared the u.s. debt crisis to crystal meth addiction. you said, "hooked on the temporary high of tax cuts and increased entitlements over the past several decades, the nation's capital is approaching the end of the line traveled by most addicts, reform or suffer the consequences." explain this. is this part of the new normal that you predicted after the '08 financial crisis? >> it is. it suggests that the u.s. faces a, you know, fiscal cliff decision over the next few months that is $1 billion to $2 billion deep. but a grand canyon over the nextnext few years that is over $1 trillion wide. our cbo, our congressional budget office have conservatively
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been
still playing out. both the obama and romney campaigns are scrambling to switch up their schedules and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools tha
today, both he and mitt romney have a hectic pace planned in the last days before this election. it is coming up in five days. again, we are awaiting for the start of the president's first campaign event since he canceled all stops ahead of the storm. the next few days are going to find the president hitting key battle ground and hitting them hard. we have wisconsin, nevada, colorado, ohio, florida, and new hampshire. romney with fewer stops planned to so far. the governor planning in virginia, wisconsin, ohio, new hampshire, and colorado as well. we want to bring in thursday's power panel. guys, it's good to have you here. alice, i want to start with you governor romney, as we mentioned, speaking moments ago. he wasn't holding back on his criticisms of the president. take a listen. >> he's got to find something to suggest it's going to be better over the next four years. so he came up with an idea next week, which is he's going to create the department of business. i don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will help add millions of jobs. >> now that he's back officially o
day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. >>> the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs nationwide for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she talks about the challenges for veterans. >> mill terry person has been deployed, is coming back, and the job in their local community may already be taken so they really have a disadvantage. >> reporter: unemployment for post-9/11 veterans has been declining bu
? this is questions we hope to get to austan and doug, both of them as we watch mitt romney take to the stage in wisconsin. should mention a busy day for mitt romney. a little later on today he has another rally. he will be joined by big names in the republican party. condoleezza rice for example will be with him. bobby jindal, marco rubio, lindsey graham. they will all be at a rally tonight in ohio. first in wisconsin, the speech by mitt romney that his campaign is calling his closing argument for him four days before election day. let's take a listen. >> four more days! four more days!. >> thank you so much. you got that one right by the way, you have got that absolutely right, four more days. this is a, oh, great experience to be here with you today. this is so exciting. [cheering]. what a great state, what a great welcome. by the way this state will help me become the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] i want to thank, i want to thank governor walker for that extraordinary introduction. what a great governor you have here. you're very lucky. that took some work. [c
learn a lot about campaigns and what's moving by both sides. clearly, when mitt romney runs a g-bad like that, it is clearly false. he knows the auto industry is clearly hurting him and he has to go on offense. this goes to jonathan's point. we know the auto bailout is a big issue in ohio because of mitt romney's ads. the problem for him is that it's a challenge to do a demonstrably false ad. there is a negative consequence to this. when you do an ad like this, you get days and days of newspapers attacking you. >> pinocchio stands on fire, all of that thing. >> you have cleveland and cincinnati papers, front page articles saying he is not telling the truth about this. it has been a high-risk strategy. i don't know if ohio has gone from 3 to 6 as the polls seem to indicate. i think the risk he took in being dishonest bawas a bad ris for him to take. >> what is it that you are hearing personally on the ground in the midwest right now? >> well, you know, you talk to people and, you know, again, i think it is a question of who they think will stand up for them? they look at a guy like mitt r
supporters to vote for revenge. i'm asking you to vote for change. >> both president obama and mitt romney are still campaigning their nonstop. here is why, the latest poll shows ohio pretty close. the president had made it to the 50% mark. mr. romney has 47% of likely ohio voters. the nbc wall street journal poll taken during the same period shows obama over the 50% threshhold, at 51% and mr. romney at 45%. and with the 18 electoral votes, you can see ohio is the battleground of the battleground states. you can see what happens in the middle of the state in the capitol of columbus, my colleague is there in the state. so don, what appears to be what you're hearing there? what are people focusing on? what is the criteria people are using to make up their minds if they have not already? >> reporter: well first, i think that people think that governor romney and the president have taken up residence here in the state because they have been here so much. they will make a couple of more stops before the next 72 hours. this is the state, to really make up their minds it is the economy, the econo
further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal. so both the white house and the romney campaign weighing in. >>> the last jobs report, of course, is not without controversy. some even accused the obama administration of cooking the books to bring the unemployment down. misguided accusation, for sure. the method used to calculate the numbers can be confusing. with so much on the line we'll explain exactly how it works and talk to the secretary of labor about today's report. busier highways.see usn on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. this is hayden. he's five years that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenu
to be consistent ones that we see. so you see both the obama campaign and romney campaign blanketing wisconsin, for instance, with surrogates. we saw vice president biden here last week as well as senator rubio, a key surrogate for mitt romney. last night, bill clinton was here. he is here this morning. yesterday vice presidential candidate paul ryan was here. we'll also be seeing, of course, president obama here today. you know, it's really interesting. something i want to point out, charles woodson of the green bay packers will be here to rally this crowd here at the airport ahead of president obama. he is the safety for the green bay packers. if you know about football, what does the safety do? they protect against long passes against, that's right, the hail mary, something the obama campaign is trying to do here in wisconsin. >> i like that football metaphor. i don't usually follow them all that closely. but thank you, brianna. appreciate it. little bit of a rough morning. traffic was terrible for you. >> yes. >> plus that three person rule. >> we had to drive around brooklyn, pick up cnn
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